The Easy Breather

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A webcomic created in 1986 about Samantha Lewis, who uses her powers to fight smokers. In the first volume of the webcomic, Samantha was an Intrepid Reporter; in the second, she switched to working in TV commercials. Her allies are Captain Light, a radio announcer, and Ant Woman, a dwarf.

Tropes used in The Easy Breather include:

  • B-Side Comics: "Min & Max: Valerie the Baby Sitter" ran from April to August 2009. Samantha Lewis' unplanned appearance toward the end of that story coincided with the sharp spike in readership.
  • City of Adventure: St. Justin.
  • Cute Bruiser: Ant Woman.
  • The Dragon: Mr. Miasma, reluctantly.
  • Dude in Distress: Part of the plot of the first volume.
  • Dumb Muscle: the Operator's henchman, Pound.
  • Foot Focus: Done on page 26 of the second volume. The expectation of nudity is subverted, as Samantha is wearing a white leotard.
  • Freudian Trio: Ant Woman is the id, as she tries to compensate for her dwarfism by becoming more of a fighter. The Easy Breather is the superego, or conscience of the group, though her judgment isn't perfect. That leaves Captain Light as the ego, mediating when his female allies have a difference of opinion.
  • Green Aesop: Pretty much sums up the premise. Despite common belief though, this isn't the only criticism of the comic.
  • Hair of Gold: The Easy Breather herself.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": During Samantha's lecture:

Samantha: Tobacco smoke contains at least 69 known chemicals that cause cancer. They include arsenic, lead, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and radioactive polonium. Yes, I said radioactive!
Boy in audience: (snickering) She also said "69"!